An Appeal to Heaven–the Iroquois influence

The Appeal to Heaven Flag was one of the flags used during the American Revolution. The flag features a pine tree with the motto “An Appeal to God,” or, more usually, “An Appeal to Heaven.”

From Appeal to Heaven–the Story:

The Pine Tree, also known as the “Tree of Peace” has been sacred by the Iroquois Indians for over a 1000 years in America. At a very troubling time in their history, a peacemaker united 6 great tribes from the Great Lake areas and established unity.. This great treaty was symbolized by burying their weapons under a pine tree (this is were “bury the hatchet” came from) and this tree was to be guarded by a bald eagle at its peak clutching 6 arrows, representing the six tribes…sound familiar?…our eagle has 13. The truth is, our founding fathers and early settlers were very much influenced by the Iroquois Indians.

Genesis 35:2-4 (NKJV)
And Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves, and change your garments. Then let us arise and go up to Bethel; and I will make an altar there to God, who answered me in the day of my distress and has been with me in the way which I have gone.” So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the terebinth tree which was by Shechem.

O Father,
The United States of America is a polarized nation. Raise up peacemakers so that we may bury our grievances and our foreign gods and purify ourselves. Help us to change our mantles of identity, from children of resentment to children of the Most High God. We appeal to heaven. Amen.

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